We are smitten with stripes. They can be classic or trendy, grounding or playful, horizontal or vertical, thing or thick, subtle or graphic. And they can be created in so many different ways. Alternate color, textures, or even weights. In today’s Round Up we show off four patterns that use various techniques to create invisible stripes that are visually stunning.

Purple Coke Cardigan by Katrin Schneider

This boxy cardigan is a lightweight dream, knit with two lace weight yarns from the top down. Raglan sleeve shaping with 3/4 length makes it easy to wear during the summer, while its positive easy makes it easy to layer with when the temps turn chilly.

Staple Linen Top by Joji Locatelli

This lightweight, sleeveless top from Joji Locatelli is simple and stunning with invisible vertical stripes that run down the front. Work from the top down with sport weight linen yarn and size US 4 needles for a fabric that is breezy, yet has some structure.

Schnee by Melanie Berg

With two strands of lace weight yarn, create stripes by holding them together and then dropping one strand. Two halves of this rectangular shawl are knit individually on a bias and then seamed together to create an 80” wrap that you can wear any number of ways. The designer will show you how.

Nanamé Tee by amimonology

With linen or silk cast on this comfy top knit in two pieces. Strategically placed eyelets create a diagonal mesh panel across the front of the top giving it a breezy, summer vibe. Knit this with fingering weight yarn and plenty of positive ease to make it a top that you’ll want to wear all summer long.